Hamilton Island’s Top 10 School Holiday Activities 13 April 2017 We've complied the best children's activities for your family to enjoy these Easter school holidays on Hamilton Island. To make our top ten two things needed to be certain: - guaranteed fun for the whole family (and) - the chance to make wonderful vacation memories. Oh... And because we couldn’t stop at ten we’ve included an extra special addition to the list at the end!! 1) Junior Chef Cupcake Creations Put their creativity to the test and bake, create and decorate their very own cupcakes… the best part? They get to eat their own creation at the end! When: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 9:30AM Where: Verandah Bar Age: 6 yrs+ Cost: $10 per entry. Bookings essential via the Tour Desk (ext. 68305) 2) Junior Lifeguard Program The Royal Lifesaving Society Queensland’s Junior Lifeguard program is fun, active and teaches children of all ages and swimming abilities topics including basic CPR, how to rescue others and what to look for in the water. Plus, all kids will receive a Junior Lifeguard certificate on completion of the session! When: Tuesday – Sunday, two sessions daily, 11.00am – 1.00pm or 2.00pm – 4.00pm Where: Main Pool Age: All ages Cost: $60 per person. Bookings are essential via the Tour Desk (ext. 68305) 3) Family Outdoor Movie Nights Bring along some snacks and watch a family favourite under the stars. When: Saturday and Sunday nights at 6.30pm (check the “What’s on” guide for film listings) Where: Shady Creek Lawn Ages: All ages Cost: Free 4) Family Sports Competitions We’ll be holding a mix of sports challenges and competitions with the aim of getting everyone involved and having active family fun! Weekly Table Tennis Competition- Prizes to be won! When: Tuesdays and Thursdays 6pm, Sundays 11.30am Where: Resort Centre Cost: Free Water Volleyball matches (fun not competitive) When: Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturdays 11.30am Where: Bougainvillea Pool Cost: Free 5) Family Games: Try out our family games and discover fun for all ages. These are a great way to elicit lots of laughter and create lasting memories as a family. You might even be surprised by who your family champ turns out to be! Beachside Bingo, Tropical Trivia or Family Feud When: Daily 2pm. On rotation everyday during the school holidays. Where: Verandah Bar Age: All ages Cost: Free OR Family Feud, Crazy Bingo or Crazy Trivia When: Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday 7pm. On rotation during the school holidays. Where: Reef Lounge Age: All ages Cost: Free 6) Junior Fun Seekers For those with junior thrill seekers in the family entourage we have a great range of activities. They will love having a ride on the kid’s quad bikes, having a spin with a Go-Kart or ascending our climbing wall right to the top. For water loving kids it could be swimming at the pools or Catseye beach, kayaking or stand up paddle boarding, hiring a dingy or the excitement of tube riding, there truly is something to suit the pace and budget of every family. Where: Various locations. See above links. Cost: Various. See above links. 7) Twilight Zone for Kids and Teens A fun zone filled with a ton of kids of activities and amusements that will leave your kid smiling ear to ear. Including a jumping castle, disco, games and much more! When: Daily 3.30pm (Friday’s at 6.30pm) Where: Resort Centre Age: All ages Cost: Free 8) Clownfish Club While Hamilton Island has an abundance of family-friendly activities, it’s also nice to be able to enjoy some adult time on your family holiday. During their time at the Clownfish club your kids will be greeted with a huge range of fun, exciting activities and you can be rest assured that your child(ren) is having a great day, while being in a safe and cared for environment. When: Morning, Afternoon or full day sessions available. Open Tuesday to Saturdays (and Mondays during school holidays). Where: Located near the Main Pool and Resort Centre. Ages: 6 weeks - 14yrs Cost: $60-$270 (depending on age, how many children and session length) 9) Junior Games and Dance Party! Kids love a party and attending one while on vacation is an awesome holiday treat. They can come and get their boogie on, play some party games and have fun with glow goodies and snacks ($). When: Mondays 6.30pm Where: Endeavour Room Age: 4-12yrs Cost: Some fees may apply see the team on arrival. 10) Bush Walking Exploring Hamilton Island on foot can be a great way to see its natural beauty, at your family’s own pace. You'll find that the 360 views of our stunning location are made even more special when sharing them with your tribe. Take the track slowly and ensure you have water, sunscreen, snacks and are considerate of the weather conditions when you decide to go. Where: Behind the Reef View Hotel (Bushwalking maps are available at the Tour Desk) Ages: All ages but please take into consideration your fitness levels and health before hiking Cost: Free 11) Bonus activity… EASTER EGG HUNT! Get hopping and join us on an egg-sellent adventure! Use our app to solve the clues and hunt down your delicious rewards, with activities, games and mini-missions along the way. When: Sunday 16th April Where: Meet at Resort Centre Ages and Times: Bilbies 0-5yrs 9:00AM Bunnies 6-9yrs 9:30AM Hares 10yrs+ 10:00AM Cost: Free Here’s how to download the app: 1. Download the ‘Goosechase’ app from the App Store or Google Play store. 2. Register a free account and login to Goosechase. 3. Search for the ‘Hamilton Island Easter Hunt’ and you should see three games. 4. Join the game that is suited to your age category (Bilbies 0-5; Bunnies 6-9; Hares 10+) 5. Bring your device on Easter Sunday for a fun filled adventure! Please see out “What’s on” guide found on the Hamilton Island App for a full list of daily activities and descriptions.